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What does dizziness before bowel movement mean?

What does dizziness before bowel movement mean?

Blood Flow diversion: Depends on exactly when before bowel movement. If it is just prior when you are bearing down to evacuate the rectal vault, then the valsalva maneuver cause redirection of blood flow from the brain to the viscera causing dizziness and in certain circumstances loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What causes dizziness after bowel movement?

What causes dizziness after bowel movement?

Dizziness: Hello, after a bowel movement, the body squeezes which causes a temporary shift in blood flow away from the brain. This is referred to as a valsalva maneuver. The dizziness should be short lived. If it persists, follow up with your doctor. Blood pressure checks, labs, and a careful examination may be needed. ...Read more

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What causes upper right side pain an dizziness after bowel movement. ?

What causes upper right side pain an dizziness after bowel movement. ?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Dizziness, anxiety, loss of concentration then will pass gas or have a bowel movement andfeel better, only to happen again in a few hours. Why?

Dizziness, anxiety, loss of concentration then will pass gas or have a bowel movement andfeel better, only to happen again in a few hours. Why?

There is a condition: Called splenic flexure syndrome where by distenion of the left side of colon progress tot he level where the left colon make sharp turn . This place is called splenif flexure . When pressure build , it will push the diaphragm and then the heart . The signs and symptoms develop and then when the pressure decreases , symptoms resolve . Advise you to avoid gas forming food and try semitichone ...Read more

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I haven't been able to use the bathroom for a bowel movement in 3 weeks. What should I do? I've been vomiting nonstop and dizzy.

Go to the hospital: Constant vomiting will lead to dehydration and shut down of the kidneys. You need to go to the hospital for intravenous fluid supplement while they work up the reason for your condition which could be just physiologic constipation but bowel obstruction needs to be rolled out as a cause of this problem. ...Read more

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Why i feel dizzy sometimes after bowel movement? Olso my poop is light colored and soft allmost a year now. What could be cause of all that?

Why i feel dizzy sometimes after bowel movement? Olso my poop is light colored and soft allmost a year now. What could be cause of all that?

Dizziness: Moving bowels causes a parasympathetic nervous system discharge which dilates smooth muscle, among other things, and leads to a feeling of lightheadedness, almost like fainting. As for your lighter/softer bowels not my area of practice but could be a function of diet but should check for infectious or metabolic causes. Go see your primary. ...Read more

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Can nausea disrupt bowel movements making it green? I have had slight headache and am sick dizzy could bowel movement have to do with sickness

Can nausea disrupt bowel movements making it green? I have had slight headache and am sick dizzy could bowel movement have to do with sickness

Green Stool: Rapid transit of stool through the intestines can prevent reabsorption of fluid and processing of bile salts. That is why loose stools are so often green. Perhaps you have gastroenteritis. Start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I need a bowel movement I feel palpitations, cold hands, mild dizziness & generally feel strange. Relieved soon as I go to toilet. Why?

Sometimes when I need a bowel movement I feel palpitations, cold hands, mild dizziness & generally feel strange. Relieved soon as I go to toilet. Why?

Vagal reaction: It sounds like you may be experiencing a vagal reaction with bowel movement. This is not an unnatural reaction but it may be exagerated in some individuals. It is not clear if you have any medical or mental health diagnosis but it is more common in females with anxiety disorder. You may benefit by consulting with your doctor for an anticholinergic such as scopolamine if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more


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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more


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